March 3-5, 2022
Theme: Between the Universal and the Pluriversal in Times of Globalization
Type: Online Workshop
Institution: Freie Universität Berlin, Lateinamerika-Institut
Location: Berlin (Germany), digital
Date: March 3-5 , 2022
Deadline: Extended until 1st of September 2021
The terms “global” and “globalization” evoke imaginaries that have exercised tremendous power over the ways in which the world has been thought and organized since the late 1980s. With its apparent universal scope and progressive sequence leading to a more peaceful and democratic world, globalization for some time appeared to be an almost natural force. However, over the past decade, these ideas have lost much of their power. As criticism of globalization increased along with new calls for isolationism, we can observe a growing awareness that the creation of a global world was never a natural or one-way process. On the contrary, more and more studies relate this globalizing story about a singular world to the aims and interests of those who have propagated it (Kennedy 2016; Kamola 2019), showing the role that this particular kind of universalism has played in complex political, social and cultural negotiations.